In this fun class, we will cover basic yoga poses and mindfulness in a hands-on way through mandala drawing, crafts, play and breathing. Children will learn focus, calmness, gratitude, kindness, self love, stress management and yoga asanas.
Ages: Children 4-8 years old
Date & Time: Thursday 16:00 – 16:45pm
Cost: $15 per class /Full Term $150
(Enjoy 10% Early Registration Discount if paid before Friday 12 January)
In this fun class, we will cover yoga poses and sequences as well as practice mindfulness through play and breath work. We find this helps children learn how to focus, find inner calm, gratitude, kindness and self love. Students love these classes, they feel relaxed and have a lot of fun while learning skills to equip them for life.
Ages: Children 9-13 years old
Date & Time: Thursday 17:00 – 18:00pm
Cost: $16 per class /Full Term $160
Yoga is a fantastic practice for children and young people. Our Kids after school courses offer a playful, non-competitive environment, which fosters creativity, self-awareness and a team approach to Yoga.
In this course, we explore yoga and mindfulness meditation in a hands-on way through fun games & activities, art & crafts, play & yoga. Children will learn about focus, calmness, gratitude, self love & stress management.
The weekly classes will be child friendly, play based and incorporate individual kids interests. The sessions will include practice of asana (postures), age appropriate breathing practices, yoga inspired games and partner/group yoga as well as relaxation/ meditation practices. Kids will be encouraged to integrate these into home and school life.
Therese Walley and Kristina Cavit will be teaching the classes. Kristina is the founder of The Kindness Institute and has vast experience working with children and Therese works with Kristina on their kids programmes. Proceeds from the course, after expenses, go to helping the Kindness Institute continue their work. More info about that below… The cost for seven weeks is $120. Casual passes are also available.
Please download and complete the Registration form from http://www.yogaground.co.nz/kids-yoga-courses-610-years/ and email it to email@example.com in advance of the first day of the course, or bring it along.
Please note that whilst the course is open to 5 and 6-year olds, please consider their level and ability to be in this environment on their own. Parents are welcome to stay for the first 15-20 minutes of the first class if their child needs settling, but after this time we prefer for the children to participate in the session on their own.
The Kindness Institute specialises in mindfulness education & we’ve seen great benefits for students learning, listening, confidence, improving sleep, focus and anxiety. Our program is based on world leading programs, including the Holistic Life Foundation supported by Harvard and Jon Hopkins Medical School. We work in primary schools, high schools, youth justice and with women in prison. We have a 100% success rate with youth reporting a reduction in stress in our ATAWHAI (kindness program).
See more about our mahi here in a recent piece on the Sunday program: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/sunday/clips/under-pressure-the-rise-of-anxiety-in-kiwi-youth